New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. 231pp. Octavo [20 cm] Full orange cloth with the title printed in blue on the front board and backstrip, and yellow decorative borders to same. Illustrated endsheet and pastedowns. Near fine/Near fine. In the elusive jacket. Item #39617
Ex-libris Wallace Stegner with his signature on the front endsheet. This is the fourth "song" in Neihardt's epic 'Cycle of the West" series. This epic poem deals with the last great fight for the bison pastures of the Plain.
"Well, John Neihardt - I knew John Neihardt a little bit; I met him once in Chicago, and we spent a day or two together. Little Bull Buffalo, the Sioux called him. Powerful little fellow. His writings, of course, are also in the general area of fiction and history, somewhere in that middle ground that we were talking about. 'The Song of the Hugh Glass', 'The Song of Jed Smith', or any of those, are reasonably authentic history. The are also stories, so they blend several things together." - Wallace Stegner in 'Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature.